Politics

November 02, 2014
By:
Chief Quiet Hawk

Will it ever end? I am talking about the State of Connecticut’s continued discrimination against state-recognized Indian Tribes when those Tribes continue to struggle to gain recognition by the U.S. Government.

October 20, 2014
By:
Gabriel S. Galanda

"We do a recall, election and take over.

October 20, 2014
By:
Bryan Brewer

In 1942, the United States War Department announced that it was taking the Northwest Corner of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation for an Aerial Gunnery Range and told our Lakota families that they had two weeks to move out.

October 20, 2014
By:
Robert Odawi Porter

A great thing happened recently for Indian country. President Obama signed into law on September 26 the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act. This law will amend the U.S.

October 12, 2014
By:
Steven Newcomb

Recently, a United Nations (UN) “high level plenary meeting” occurred on September 22 and 23, at the UN headquarters in New York. A great deal of confusion has arisen because the UN high level meeting was “to be known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.” (WCIP) But let’s be clear.

October 07, 2014
By:
Donna Ennis

The following first was printed in The Daily Yonder and passed on to us by the author and the DY editor.

September 26, 2014
By:
Bryan Brewer

Chief Sitting Bull said, “Let us put our minds together and see what lives we can make for our children.” And, today, as we struggle to provide an education for our children, extend health care to our youth, families, and elders, and provide tribal government services to our Native people, we rel

September 25, 2014
By:
Dante Desiderio

This week, Congress passed legislation to permanently increase tribal authority to provide governmental services to their citizens without creating a taxable event.

September 22, 2014
By:
Rudolph C. Ryser

With the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP) looming on the horizon when representatives of UN Member states meet at the United Nations on 22 September it is worth considering next steps.

September 20, 2014
By:
Sen. Jon Tester

Diabetes is a terrible disease, and one that has afflicted American Indian and Alaska Native communities since the disruption of their traditional cultures centuries ago.

September 16, 2014
By:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker

As ICTMN reported recently, indigenous peoples will be at the forefront of upcoming United Nations and civil society events in New Yo

September 15, 2014
By:
Bryan Brewer

The Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association is composed of the 16 elected Chairs and Presidents of the sovereign Indian Tribes and Nations in the Great Plains Region: the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, the Crow Creek Sioux, the Cheyenne River Sioux, The Yankton Sioux, the Lower Brule Sioux, the Sisseton

September 13, 2014
By:
Steven Newcomb

In 1996, while attending the Intersessional Working Group on the Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, I posed a question to the United States delegates.

September 12, 2014
By:
Kenneth Deer

This column was first seen in Cultural Survival Quarterly Issue: 38-3

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